Beyond Bulls & Bears

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Greece: Stuck in the Middle

Opinion polls show that many Greek voters support Athens's tough negotiation tactics. But the polls also show that most Greeks want their country to remain in the eurozone—but to do so would require agreeing with the zone's austerity demands. I think this would be the definition of a pickle.

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Meet the Manager: James Harper

Being based in the Bahamas, I’m somewhat separated from the emotional turmoil that comes with the frenetic trading of Wall Street, and that can be a good thing. I don’t get distracted by the day-to-day noise of the markets.

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Global Economic Perspective: April

Given the example set by US equity markets after the Fed stepped in to buy government debt in two successive QE programs, investors appear convinced that the rally in European financial markets has considerably longer to run.

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2015 Asia Pacific Investor Forum Snapshot

To date, lower interest rates do not seem to have stimulated the domestic Australian economy. We think there’s probably more work to be done by the Reserve Bank, and therefore, we project yields will continue to decline, as likely will the Australian dollar.

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Greek Drama Extends Its Run

Greece’s departure from the eurozone would probably be more of an emotional than an economic tragedy for the region, in my view. Greece is very much a Greek problem, and its exit from the eurozone would indeed be very detrimental to Greece’s economy.

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Ageing Populations Around the World Heighten Need for Retirement Planning

It’s never too early to start saving for retirement, and retirement may mean more than drawing down savings. It means that generating income for what’s next may become paramount after one’s working years have ended.